Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Syston, Leicestershire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Syston road accident claims
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Syston, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.
Work injury claims in Syston
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a nurse, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Medical negligence claims in Syston
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Syston, including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire).
Public place injury claims in Syston
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether your accident happened in a public park or in a pub, and another party was to blame, you could be entitled to claim.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Serious injury compensation claims
Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Syston No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Syston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Syston, Leicestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Syston and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Syston?
Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Syston, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Are Syston claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary between £11,110 and £21,505 (based on 2015 market research).
Syston personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing when weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.
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Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.